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Thread: Phantom or Hurricane Owners look in here (carrying cargo)

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    Phantom or Hurricane Owners look in here (carrying cargo)

    My buddy owns a T-Bird Ultralight and we've been talking of doing some short 100ish mile flights to do some camping off the planes. The T-Bird is strut braced so is easy to find ways to strap gear on the aircraft for camping.

    My bird is wire braced though and presents a few problems with space. Honestly looking at it I can only figure that I need to install tie downs on the fuselage for two barrel bags one on each side. I could attach those same bags to base of the lower wires but I'm hesitant to strap anything on top of them as I'm not sure how they would fare compared to a solid strut like the T-Bird has.

    Pictured below is an example of my aircraft. This will give you an idea of where the lower wires come in at. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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    Here's one option I'm considering

    http://www.uflyit.com/cargo_pods.htm

    But even with 2 of them 2000 cubic inches isn't a lot of space. I have a daypack with more space than that.

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    KISS...

    Why not use a backpack attached to your seat? (you didn't really define what volume or WEIGHT you intend to carry?)

    [armchair engineering] You don't want to attached any weight & clamps to your structural tubing! [/armchair engineering]

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    The seat is part of the frame.

    I need to be able to carry about 40 total liters of storage. And that's the bare minimum of camping gear, food, and water to get though a normal weekend of camping with no outside help. That's not counting 2-smoke oil and fuel which I could probably fly to get fuel even 100LL but would need to pack 2-stroke oil along with me.

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